So far this term we’ve been working with the BeeBots quite a bit! We’ve programmed them to move through mazes, across maps and even to create their own artwork. Today you will be using two BeeBots to choreograph a dance!
Your challenge is to use two BeeBots to make them ‘dance’ with each other. This means that their moves must not exactly be identical, but they should mirror one another. Take a look at the video below for some inspiration!
Tip: You will need some paper and pencils to record you programming for each BeeBot, that way you won’t forget or miss a step and have to start all over again!
We are also going to explore Code Studio: Minecraft Hour of Code
Click the picture below to get to challenge.
Make sure you click on the right option – Minecraft Advernturer
This week we split into two groups to complete two coding rotations.
Rotation 1: We used Code Studio’s Hour of Code to customise our own version of Flappy Bird!
It was a little bit tricky coding multiple ‘events’ but we soon got the hang of it. You can see below that we had to drag and drop blocks of code to make sure an event occurred:
– when run
– when click
-when hit an obstacle Hopefully you took your certificate home to show your family! Mine went straight onto my fridge!! If you didn’t finish and you’d like to complete the Flappy Bird unit and print your certificate at home, click here!
Rotation 2: We designed and constructed mazes and pathways using cotton buds, for our BeeBots to follow. We used a ruler to measure the exact length a BeeBot travels when it goes straight one step, as well as its measurements for a 90 degree turn. Below you can see the BeeBot and the buttons we used to program it. You can program up to 30 different steps in one sequence.
Hopefully you managed to make it to the BYOD Info Night held on Tuesday evening. If you were unable to attend, please make sure you’ve picked up an information pack from the library. This pack contains important information regarding changes to the devices we will be using as of 2017. Whilst the change from iPads to Google Chromebooks will be immediate for the classroom devices, it will be a three year phase out process for all students involved in the BYOD Program.
Click here to access the slide deck from Tuesday’s presentation
Click here to access the updated FAQ sheet from the info pack
If you have further questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to visit the Information Literacy team in the library.
Did you know that the word blog is derived from the two words web and log? The Grade Threes do! Today in Info Lit we explored the fabulous world of blogs, we spoke about how they can be an awesome source of information and entertainment. After visiting the OPS Classroom Blogs, the students brainstormed a list of things that they enjoyed reading on the blogs and ways in which they could be improved. Some of the things the kids would like to see more of on the classroom blogs include-
– Competitions eg. weekly problem solving challenge
– Interesting words
– Explanations with the photos posted
Next week we are looking forward to learning how to make high quality comments on blog posts.
Today the Grade 3s used Keynote to demonstrate some of the skills they have learnt throughout Term 3. They were responsible for independently saving images from the Internet, referencing their URLs, embedding a video and making their presentation visually appealing. They all did such a fabulous job!
Today 3BT and 3HR read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and had an awesome time baking caterpillar cookies in the kitchen! They used food dye to colour biscuit dough, shaped the dough into caterpillars and baked them in the oven.
Today the Grade Threes investigated the anatomy of insects and created a diagram of an insect in Drawing Pad. Once complete, they saved their drawings to the camera roll and inserted them into Keynote. They used the shapes tool to highlight and label diffent parts on their insect’s bodies. We were extremely impressed with some of the scientific language used!